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August 22, 1936

Measles: Report of the Medical Officer of Health and School Medical Officer on the Measles Epidemic, 1933-34

JAMA. 1936;107(8):613. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770340065033

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This is the fourth report on measles in London, which there assumes epidemic form regularly every two years. The first part deals with the epidemic of 1933-1934, involving 12,896 cases with 712 deaths. Valuable statistical data are given in tables in the text and the appendix. Part 2 contains special papers. E. H. R. Harries writes on points of administrative procedure, Hilda Linford reports observations on otitis media in measles, J. E. McCartney discusses the preparation of adult and convalescent serum, and William Gunn and W. T. Russell report on the use of immune measles serum in the control of outbreaks of measles in hospitals, institutions and residential schools. The data (ten tables) concern 1,874 persons inoculated with convalescent serum or with adult serum presumed to contain measles immune substances. To secure complete protection, a minimum dose of 5 cc. of convalescent serum or 10 cc. of adult serum was

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